Remember that time everyone and their French Mastiff was eating Overnight Oats?
And that time was now?
And how did your French Mastiff put the lid on his jar without thumbs?
He’s a she? Oh. Oh God.
Are we off track already? Have we fallen off the (band)wagon before even getting on? Shit. Climb aboard and let’s eat this jarred creation/end this exasperated extended metaphor.
I nabbed the basics of my recipe from SkinnyTaste because it seemed legit and I have a constant supply of chia seeds and almond milk and there is even a canister of oats stuffed into the depths of my cupboards. Crazy, I know.
I also added a few other things I’m partial too: vanilla protein powder, chunky peanut butter, ground flaxseeds, slivered almonds, and a couple of the entirely too many strawberries I got at a farmer’s market – on a Monday - (I am so New York, right? Farmer’s Markets on Mondays? RIGHT?) to give it the Molly seal of approval. My seal is bigger than your French Mastiff.
HOW DID IT CLOSE THAT JAR?
Overnight Peanut Butter/Vanilla/Strawberry Oats
serves one redhead
Let’s put these things in a jar, yeah?
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- a little less than 1/4 scoop (8g or so) vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of chunky peanut butter (my jar wasn’t entirely empty…), save a little for topping
- a few slivered almonds
- 2 sliced strawberries
This is even easier done than said…
Put the ingredients in your jar. Stir. Stir a little more. Put the lid on your jar. Put the jar in the fridge. Find something productive to do with the rest of your evening. May I suggest sleeping? And/or scheming?
I think I’m a fan of overnight oats? It’s certainly more carbs in the morning than I’m used to (see Oat-less Overnight Oats recipe below for a less carby, completely not at all overnight oats variation) so that’s a change. But there’s also good fiber from the chia seeds and oats, so net carbs are still net-tastic. Or at least not-net-bad. And I’m a firm believer in making breakfast a big ol’ meal so the added morning calories don’t bother me at all.
But you know what? I’m going to have to do more research. Field work. Scheming.
Oat-less Overnight Oats
- 6 oz plain fat free greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1/2 tablespoon peanut butter
- nuts and stuff
Neapolitan Overnight Oats
- 1/3 cup oats
- 2/3 cup almond milk
- 3/4 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
To be continued…